S:0320 Principle: Be Your Own Scriptwriter

(Principles are basic truths that, when applied, cause success to come to you easier and quicker.)


Shakespeare said, “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players.” (As You Like It, Act 2: Scene 7)

One stage, one play.

Viewed cosmically one stage, one play may be true, but what does that engender? Competition for a role? Belief in a scarcity of parts? Feeling that you are at the effect of the playwright? Look around, does that seem to you what’s going on?

There is another view — you are the creator of your own play. Wait! Before you get upset, consider how you would approach your life if you were the scriptwriter for your own play. Who would you invite onto your stage? What roles would you have them play. What role would you assign yourself? How would your play relate to the grand view, that is, all the plays being put on by everyone else?

And most importantly, as the scriptwriter of your own play, are you writing a comedy or a tragedy? It’s your choice.


Copyright 2001 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.